Desert Night Sky Photography

Take stunning photographs of stars and star trails over the desert landscape. Instruction concentrates on selecting the appropriate camera settings for your DSLR camera, choosing a composition to maximize the night sky, and determining the appropriate direction and time of night to shoot photographs of the stars in a desert setting. We will discuss planning a photo shoot with consideration of the north star, moon phase, and moon rise/moon set times. By the end of this class you will be able to plan and execute night sky photo shoots on your own.

Prerequisite: Digital Photography I or comparable experience.

This course has discount registration fees! UNLV Staff and Alumni, visit for more information. Otherwise, email us at to see if you qualify for a discount.

Dates:November 18, 2023
 Sa from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location:UNLV Paradise Campus (PAR) Room 512
Instructor:Kelly Garni
Fee: $129.00
Materials:Students should be prepared to spend at least 3 hours outdoors in the evening. Students must provide the following: DSLR camera, tripod, shutter release, and wide-angle lens, and head lamp (useful). Appropriate clothing to be outside for 3 hours in the evening. The class will take an hour break for dinner (not included) and time to travel to the evening location. Students will also provide own transportation to field trip location that will be located within 1 hour of Las Vegas Valley.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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